Sunday, February 2, 2014

Falls Church City Comment Box: #640. Danger to Cyclists

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Date Submitted:10/21/2013 10:52:35 PM
Status:Closed (1/7/2014 3:47:06 PM)
Location (if any):Pedestrian Intersection at Falls Ave and Broad St
Details:One of the main cycling routes for students commuting to George Mason H.S. cuts through this pedestrian intersection between Sonic Soft and Capitol One Bank. Due to how the curb ramps are poorly angled, cyclists come dangerously close to hitting fast moving vehicles on Broad St, sometimes as close as 2 feet away. When you put a bus or large truck in the picture, the threat of getting run over and facing a serious injury or death can become quite real quite fast. Cyclists don't have much in the way of cars and trucks and just turn to squash when the two are put together. To make this intersection safer for cyclists or anybody requiring use of the ramps, I propose that the two curbs be widened to the whole brick length of the crossing (extended by 2 yds +/- or the width of the sidewalk), so Broad St. traffic is no longer a threat to those using the ramps. This change would make the trip to and from school for many much more secure.
Submission Updates
Date of Update:1/6/2014 12:32:44 PM
Update Type:Message from CFC
Details:I apologize for the delay in response. The area was inspected by staff and has been added to the list of concrete work needs. Concrete and paving work will resume in the spring but the work will also depend on the amount of remaining budget available.
Date of Update:1/5/2014 5:13:00 PM
Update Type:User Feedback
Details:Hey, its been a little more than 2 months since I first submitted this request and have not heard back from you guys. I just wanted to check in to see whats up and if anything has been done to possibly solve this problem. Thanks once again.
Date of Update:10/23/2013 12:46:15 PM
Update Type:Message from CFC
Details:Thank you for your submission. I have forwarded it to our engineer and transportation planner for their information and review.

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